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Movie review: ‘The Two Faces of January’

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Studio Canal

Ambiguity is the intrigue in The Two Faces of January, the new thriller starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Read more

Movie review: ‘Force Majeure’

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Magnolia Pictures

Near the beginning of Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s devastatingly powerful Force Majeure, his country’s official Oscar entry, an avalanche at a French ski resort nearly takes out a balcony filled with diners at the lodge’s restaurant. Read more

Movie review: ‘Missionary’

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Freestyle Releasing

Back in the late ’80s/early ’90s, there was a small wave of movies about disturbed, obsessed women careening into people’s perfect lives and wrecking them. Fatal Attraction, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and Read more

Movie review: ‘Horns’

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Radius-TWC

In Horns, Daniel Radcliffe grows a pair. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’

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Hatake Jimusho

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a marvel of Japanese animation, a hand-drawn, painterly epic that submerges us in a world of beauty. While almost everything about it bespeaks its origins in a culture very different from the West, the delicacy and grace of its subli... Read more

Movie review: ‘Nightcrawler’

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Chuck Ziotnick

The axiom animating television news — “If it bleeds, it leads” — often leaves you wondering just who gets stained in the process. Read more

Movie review: ‘Before I Go to Sleep’

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Laurie Sparham

Three of the best actors in the business put on a master class in mystery thriller in Before I Go to Sleep, a lean, twisty-turning tale in the Memento style. Read more

Movie review: ‘The ABCs of Death 2’

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Magnet Releasing

That miss-or-hit collection of horror shorts, The ABCs of Death becomes more hit or miss with its sequel, ABCs of Death 2. Read more

DFW Ghost Hunters on the prowl

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DFW.com

It’s a still-warm Saturday night in October, and a team of investigators in street clothes spends about four hours in a small brick house along a rural road in southern Grand Prairie. In the darkened house, they ask questions like “Can you tell me your name?” and “Why ... Read more

‘Benched’ doesn’t belong in the game

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USA Network

Though a little worn around the edges, there’s nothing wrong with the snobby-big-fish-finds-happiness-in-a-scummy-small-pond premise of USA’s new comedy Benched (9:30 p.m. Tuesdays). Read more

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